Getting Your Licence
To ensure you get a wide range of driving experience, there are a number of steps involved in getting your licence:
Step 1: Read the Drive Safe guide and learn the road rules.
Step 2: Apply for your learner’s permit – pass the theory test.
Step 3: Learn to drive - supervised, of course! Complete a minimum 25 hours supervised driving (log book). The log book is not required for those who obtained their Learner's permit prior to 12 November 2012.
Step 4: Pass the Practical Driving Assessment.
Step 5: Complete a minimum 25 hours supervised driving in a range of conditions over a minimum 6 month period (log book). 120 hours is recommended - check out our RoadTrip 120 site that helps you get there.
Step 6: Pass the Hazard Perception Test.
Step 7: Pay your driver’s licence fee, get your photo taken and you now have your provisional licence (P plates). Congratulations!
Step 8: Drive safely. If you don’t commit a traffic offence during your two year P plate period, you’ll receive one year’s licence free of charge as a reward for driving safely!
Find out more about each of these steps on the Department of Transport website.